Feminism, like most radical ideas, doesn't have to be labeled in order to be effective. In 2014, the debate over who is a feminist and if what they do is feminist in nature is the topic for discussion. Which pop stars consider themselves feminists and which ones run as fast as they can away from the ... More >>
A game about a rectangular detective with a fedora-sporting cat as a partner may be the freshest idea yet to come out of Colorado's anemic game-development scene. Hot Tin Roof is the latest project by Denver-based developer Glass Bottom Games, which made its first splash with the charming side-scro ... More >>
The original Maniac hit theaters in 1980, and quickly became a slasher classic by heralding a new era in on-screen depravity. The grimy, gritty film about a serial killer who scalps women and collects mannequins famously depicted a close-up of a shotgun blast to the head, multiple scalpings and othe ... More >>
The weather was so nice this past weekend that people were out and about. Of the many Denverites absorbing the comfortable climate we spotted marketing director David Keller as a standout. Continue reading to learn his style icons, what city influences his fashion sense, and what his favorite, unusu ... More >>
As I'm sure it is with actual love between two people, when a piece of art comes into my life that I'm ultimately going to fall in love with, I don't recognize it right away. When I first heard Pulp's This Is Hardcore in its entirety, I was unaware that seven years later, it would become the soundtr ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are derigeur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Sa ... More >>
A few days ago, a friend asked me via Facebook if I had followed through with my Patrick Nagel tattoo -- in November, I had promised myself the reward of getting one of his minimalist pin-ups tattooed on my arm upon successful completion of National Novel Writing Month. I didn't make it through Na ... More >>
Once a film reaches the status of Casablanca -- retired to the vault of such designations as "classic," "legendary," "timeless" -- fans begin looking at the picture through the lens of their own memory. As with Star Wars or The Big Lebowski, devotees of Casablanca will always remember the first time ... More >>
Lawrence Dai will be watching Julie & Julia for the 365th time at 8 p.m. tonight at the Jones, as part of the Denver Center Theatre Company's quirky Off-Center series. In addition to the screening, there will be free beer and unelaborated-upon shenanigans involving onions; tickets are $10. Julie & ... More >>
Trick-or-treating always seemed so harmless. Sure, candy isn't great for your teeth -- but are those little morsels of sugary-goodness more sinister than we ever imagined? A common argument against marijuana is that it's a "gateway drug" -- but what if Halloween candy is, too? After all, long ... More >>
With the classic noir flick The Maltese Falcon screening at the Esquire this weekend for Midnight Madness, we've been thinking a lot about our favorite noir films, from the classic era to the modern. While there are a few archetypes in the genre, many think it always stars a detective, which ... More >>
Billy Wilder is often credited as one of the golden age of film's most diverse and greatest directors -- he was, after all, nominated for several fistfuls of Academy Awards for films like Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment and more. To celebrate his staggering repertoire, the Mayan is kicking of ... More >>
Photo: Jessica SainColorado native artist and photographer Sara Ford started painting in college because she didn't want to take the color theory class everyone hated. Needless to say, she got really good at it. Through photography, she has worked with clients such as 303 Magazine, Denver Mag ... More >>
Enjoy classic films on the Bar Standard rooftop.
The bloom is off this rose.
There will be grub!
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make ’em like they used to.
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy.
Snooze delivers on its promise -- but it doesn't promise much.
Howard Hughes gets what he wants -- in this case, a fun and loving biopic.
Roland Bernier's at Fresh Art, while Havu presents Aaron Karp, Sushe Felix and others.
This ain't your rabbi's Holy Land.
Longmont Film Festival
Billiards promoters shoot to move the game from the barroom to the family room.